Do you collect or enjoy antiques?

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Do you collect or enjoy antiques?

js250 js250
I have always loved antiques, even as a child before I knew there was a word or market for them. I have a houseful of them from years gone by and am always on the lookout for more....(Preferably affordable and amazing bargains!)

Yesterday we went to a couple yard sales and I found a 1940's Round Top vanity--WITH the mirror!! For only $10!!! I am so excited, I have already rearranged part of the bedroom and am using the vanity for...toy storage!

What deals have you found?
What is your prized antique possession?
Are any of the antiques family heirlooms?
05/12/2013
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lovekink lovekink
I love antiquing! About an hour and a half north of me is a place called Antique Alley. It's a many mile strip of road that is lined with antique stores. My best friend and I love it. One time we bought matching rings (yes we are that dorky!) for 10 bucks. She also found some other things she wanted.

A family heirloom that my family has is WWI medals that were my great grandfather's issued to him from Italy. I love looking at them, they are so cool.
05/12/2013
talon4196 talon4196
NO! My mother is and that's all I saw in my house growing up.
05/12/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by js250
I have always loved antiques, even as a child before I knew there was a word or market for them. I have a houseful of them from years gone by and am always on the lookout for more....(Preferably affordable and amazing bargains!)

Yesterday we ...
I have a Cleveland Indians clock from 1942 and I have a water pitcher and basin with stand that is almost 150 years old bought it for $5.00 at a yard sale.
05/12/2013
js250 js250
My prize antique is a huge, World War I 'stereo'. It is German, has a reel to reel player/recorder, instruction book, record player and more dials for stations than anything should ever need or have!!! There is also 4 reels, which we have no idea how to play since we cannot read German! The cabinet is bookended bird's eye maple...soooo beautiful!! We got it at an estate sale for $250...it was appraised last year (for house insurance) at $5800.

I have a few heirlooms from my dad's family. My ancestor was a founder of the Freemason's and I have his pin, his son's ribbon from the statue dedication in his honor, and the first edition of the book from my ancestor's brother. I also have the plates used for the newspaper for my aunt-famous for education-and my ancestor who died at Bunker Hill.
05/12/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I really like antique furniture, which is why I have my current bedroom set. It's from the 1930s or 40s and I found it on craigslist. It's a huge, heavy set and I purchased it for $500. Worth every penny!
05/12/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I like antiques, but the only ones I've collected have family history to them
05/12/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I have a few antiques. My favorite is a Hoosier cabinet.
05/13/2013
GONE! GONE!
I love them but I can't really afford to collect them yet.
05/13/2013
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Not a collector per sa but I do enjoy the few I have. A lot of them are tools, either from my Grandpa's or Dad but I have few other odds and ends. lol

And since you asked, I'll let ya see my latest score.





When we moved up here we inherited a storage shed full of the remains of a church yard sale. Long story but nobody knew who's stuff it was or what to do whit it. Told us to keep it and enjoy...well 97% went to the local St Vinny's. I saved this and tossed it the garage, pulled it out not two weeks ago...and it works! Sews pretty good for as old as it is. (I hope I work that good when I'm that old.)
05/13/2013
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
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Originally posted by js250
I have always loved antiques, even as a child before I knew there was a word or market for them. I have a houseful of them from years gone by and am always on the lookout for more....(Preferably affordable and amazing bargains!)

Yesterday we ...
I have been looking for a pitcher with the basin for years. I was suppose to get one when my grandmother died however she was forced to have an estate sale to help pay medical bills. She also had a gentlemans chair she was going to give me. I have looked in all surounding antique shoppes as well as consignment shoppes in my area with no luck.

Congrats on your find. I can imagine your excitement especially finding a piece in good condition with an intact mirror for such a sweet price. Good luck with your next find.
05/14/2013
js250 js250
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Not a collector per sa but I do enjoy the few I have. A lot of them are tools, either from my Grandpa's or Dad but I have few other odds and ends. lol

And since you asked, I'll let ya see my latest score.





When ...
Is this a Singer or a White? I have both and they both are designed like this!! My singer is in the original cabinet and has the original drawers--the White has all the original attachments. Both of them work and looks like the original belts....LOVE this!!!! I am so jealous--I had to pay $25 for each one of mine!!!
05/15/2013
js250 js250
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Originally posted by HarlequinBunnie
I have been looking for a pitcher with the basin for years. I was suppose to get one when my grandmother died however she was forced to have an estate sale to help pay medical bills. She also had a gentlemans chair she was going to give me. I have ...
Can you send me a pic??? There is a flea market store that has a lot of the old ewer and bowls....cheap!!!!!
05/15/2013
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